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5th Feb, 2013 - John Mayall at BB King Blues Club in NYC. Photo by Arnie Goodman.
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5th Feb, 2013 - Rocky Athas at BB King Blues Club in NYC. Photo by Arnie Goodman.
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5th Feb, 2013 - Jay Davenport at BB King Blues Club in NYC. Photo by Arnie Goodman.
John Mayall and Greg Rzab
9th Dec, 2012 - John Mayall and Greg Rzab at Live Club in Trezzo sull'Abba, Italy. Photo by Cristina Arrigoni.
John Mayall and The Band
5th Feb, 2013 - John Mayall w/Band at BB King Blues Club in NYC. Photo by Arnie Goodman.
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12th Dec, 2012 - John Mayall and Rocky Athas at Melkweg in Amsterdam. Photo by Rick Van Gerven.
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"9th Dec, 2012 - John Mayall at Live Club in Trezzo sull'Abba, Italy. Photo by Cristina Arrigoni.
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Dear Samantha (Jan 27th) - Tue, Jan 27th, 2015 9:34 AM PST
Thank you for your question! John doesn't have a favorite album because he feels that they're all stories from different times, and so he couldn't pick one as the best. -

Samantha - Tue, Jan 27th, 2015 2:36 AM PST
P.S. I personally of course love all of his albums. But I often listen to A Hard Road and Blues From Laurel Canyon. A handful of my favs are on both. (-:

Samantha - Tue, Jan 27th, 2015 2:32 AM PST
I wonder— does John have a favorite album from his own discography or not?

James Hobson - Sat, Jan 17th, 2015 8:02 PM PST
Dear Friend: What would be the best way to go about finding out if anyone is looking for a keyboard player and getting an audition?

Dear David (17th Jan) - Sat, Jan 17th, 2015 2:55 PM PST
We can say that there will be more harmonicas for sale at some point, but we can't say when that will be. John uses his harmonica's well before he retires them, so it might be a while. -

David Baskett - Sat, Jan 17th, 2015 3:02 AM PST
Will there be any further harmonicas for sale in the future.

Bob Jones - Sat, Jan 17th, 2015 12:20 AM PST
Just rediscovered the album Laurel Canyon having lost many years ago the original bought in 1968. Would love to get hold of a transcript/score for the piano piece Laurel Canyon Home. I play basic blues piano and the slow blues piano on that track is still incredible almost 50 years on. Can anyone help please? For anyone wanting to hear A great album suggest this is one to visit.

Dear James (6th Jan) - Mon, Jan 12th, 2015 12:21 PM PST
Thank you for your question! John doesn't have his own record label, but we wish you luck with your music. -

david caldwell - Sat, Jan 10th, 2015 6:10 PM PST
Hi Mark,
Its presumptuous of me to respond to this because I know its not a blog - but for what its worth you should not restrict yourself to 3 albums but you should start at more or less the beginning with Crusade,the Beano album and A Hard Road. That will then lead you on to the next 3 which are outstanding. ie Bare Wires,Blues From Laurel Canyon and Turning Point. By then you will just want to keep going with the next 3 which are USA Union, Jazz Blues Fusion and Moving On.
you will definitely find that each group of 3 will sort of force you to want to go on to the next group of 3!
Just my humble opinion!

James Hobson - Tue, Jan 6th, 2015 2:13 PM PST
Thank You for responding to my inquiry. Is there any advice Sir John might have for somebody who is trying to enter into the misic-making business? Also, would Sir John happen to have his own recording label (such as Apple) and, if so, how much would it cost to be permitted an audition?

Mark - Tue, Jan 6th, 2015 12:43 PM PST
I want to listen to some of John's music but have none in my collection. Top 3 albums to buy/download?

Dear James (5th Jan) - Tue, Jan 6th, 2015 11:32 AM PST
We're sorry to say that John does not give guitar lessons. It would be hard to see how he could fit that into his very busy schedule! -

James Hobson - Mon, Jan 5th, 2015 11:51 AM PST
I am just curious to know if Sir Mayall ever gives guitar lessons? And, if yes, what are the prices? Thank You!

David Caldwell - Sun, Jan 4th, 2015 10:07 PM PST
Just wondering if you are going to be able to squeeze Melbourne in -in April? Enjoyed seeing you last time when Peter Green was on the same tour circuit.

Markus Rudin - Wed, Dec 31st, 2014 1:10 PM PST
Happy new Yaer Mr. Mayall

Sue Haslam - Mon, Dec 29th, 2014 4:44 PM PST
Please don't forget to come to England. We're still talking about the Guildford and London gigs and they were the highlight of our year!Have a great 2015.
Much love from Sue and Jack xx

Daphne Roberts - Wed, Dec 24th, 2014 6:25 AM PST
Thanks to John and the Band for coming back to High Wycombe. Another great gig, was looking forward to that for months and not disappointed. Happy Christmas and New year.

John Patrick - Wed, Dec 24th, 2014 5:23 AM PST
HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you & the fam John!

Sylvie - Tue, Dec 16th, 2014 6:01 AM PST
Hello ! I just heard that John Mayall will be at Avignon Blues Festival on 16,october 2015. I'm very happy and so impatient !

Vincenzo Bitonto - Mon, Dec 15th, 2014 8:10 AM PST
I thank you John for all the fantastic BLUES you have given us in nearly 60 years, people like you must live forever. God bless you. From 1987 there is no day I don't listen to your BLUES (I'm 43). Happy Holydays!

david dupont - Fri, Dec 12th, 2014 6:05 PM PST
Happy Holidays John (and Band). A "crispy" live recording from the Flying Monkey in NH, USA was bestowed on me recently and my goodness you are playing so well. I hope you add a few USA dates on your busy 2015 gallivanting about the globe. Peace.

Dear Julian (10th December) - Thu, Dec 11th, 2014 12:22 PM PST
We're not sure which country you're looking in, but we found "Empty Rooms" on Amazon in the US and the UK. We hope that helps! -

Dear Sam (5th December) - Wed, Dec 10th, 2014 1:01 PM PST
Thank you for your question. We agree that John has some amazing guitars, and yes he has designed all of them since 1964! -

Julian Ouzts - Wed, Dec 10th, 2014 12:54 PM PST
Having time finding Empty Rooms on CD.Any help please?

Harrell Gillis - Wed, Dec 10th, 2014 12:25 PM PST
Hey john, this is your ol' buddy Harrell (from the Washington, DC area-I first attended a concert of yours in Heidelberg in 1969), wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Hope your tour is going well; can hardly wait for you to return to another US touring schedule. Love the new work! hg

Dear Jonathan (5th December) - Mon, Dec 8th, 2014 11:24 AM PST
Thank you so much for getting back with that info! We are going to post the facts you've given us on that guitar on the FAQ's page as people have been asking about it. We appreciate you sharing it with us! -

GENTIL,H.J. from Berlin Germany - Sun, Dec 7th, 2014 5:06 PM PST
Hi - hope you will plan your turning point for coming back on stage in BERLIN/GERMANY as soon as possible for a fine gig.Congratulations and all best wishes; blow it now into the air by bluesharp.

Hans Joachim Gentil from Berlin - Germany - Sun, Dec 7th, 2014 4:42 PM PST
Hi Mr.John Mayall - nowadays I am 61 years old man and from 1969 until today I like your kind of blues.Best wishes to you and all people in the U.K.-

Sam - Fri, Dec 5th, 2014 8:04 PM PST
I am late, but I still would like to wish you a happy birthday, John! I'm falling more and more in love with your music. I really hope you could come out to New York someday. I was wondering if you've ever designed any of your guitars? They are really amazing.

Jonathan Woolrich - Fri, Dec 5th, 2014 8:36 AM PST
Ref -Dear Jonathan (24th November) - Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 11:40 AM PST
Thank you for your (nerdy) question! We've actually had a lot of people asking about that guitar. You're correct, it's a Gibson ES-125, a 3/4 scale guitar. We'll need to check with John on the pickup and get back to you. -

Found a pic from Bolton. This was meant to be a (cheap) student model. ES125T is the thinline. Has a soapbar pickup and John Mayall graphics round the edge. I'm not sad enough to try and look up the year.

Happy Birthday John.

Marie-Do MINNE; - Thu, Dec 4th, 2014 4:13 PM PST
Hi John,
Having seen you many times, those last years, in France and Belgium, I would like to thank you for your kindness and respect for your fans...Not so many stars can take pictures with us so easily and sign autographes. As it's a very important moment in a life of a fan, thank you again. I allways remember those friendly moments.Congratulations also to the band.....nice concerts with all of you. Waiting for the next time !

Hubertus Webert - Wed, Dec 3rd, 2014 12:51 AM PST
Thank you for the music!!
1968 I was 15 and bought the lp Blues from laurel canyon. The time with your music started.

Dear Readers, - Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014 11:59 AM PST
John really appreciated all the birthday wishes, and asked us to post this message: "I just want to thank all my friends and fans for making the effort to wish me a very Happy Birthday this year. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness." - John Mayall

David Conner - Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014 8:30 AM PST
Hi, I caught you at Manchester and Leicester, excellent gigs and a fabulous band - absolutely brilliant. I hope this tour was the 80th birthday present you wished for. Thanks for turning me onto the blues, a life-changing event! :-)

Richard Nadolski - Mon, Dec 1st, 2014 5:18 PM PST
A little late, but hope you had a happy bday and to many more!!! Hope to see you in or around Detroit in 2015!!! Keep on Rockin!!!

Alastair Mackenzie - Sun, Nov 30th, 2014 5:25 AM PST
Many happy returns of the day John!

Jim Paton - Sun, Nov 30th, 2014 4:22 AM PST
Belated happy birthday John. Thanks for all the years of great music.

carmine garibaldi - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 11:05 PM PST
Auguri per i tuoi splendidi 81 anni!!!! Ti aspetto anche quest'anno a Roma in concerto.

Jack Goodall - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 6:26 PM PST
Hi John, I hope you had a very happy birthday. I saw you play in Birmingham on Bonfire Night and as ever was very impressed. I've been playing the harmonica loads since.

Melvin Davis - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 4:14 PM PST
Wishing you a very happy birthday!!!

Tim Cantwell - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 3:44 PM PST
Happy Birthday!!
Glad you are still among us!!!

Joerund Hassel - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 3:17 PM PST
A very Happy Birthday.

THULLIER - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 12:58 PM PST
Bonsoir Mr Mayall. Très bon anniversaire et long vie au blues. En esperant vous voir prochainement du côté de la Côte d' Or.
Bien cordialement

jim holt - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 12:23 PM PST
a legend in your own right John, keep rockin your an inspiration ,all the best on your special day.

antonio vacca - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 12:00 PM PST

Chris Gray - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 11:03 AM PST
Happy Birthday John. Great gig at High Wycombe last week, have a great day and I wish you well.

Péter Nemes-Nagy - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 10:46 AM PST
Happy birthday John! Thanks for your music, your fantastic concerts. Keep the blues alive!

Mario Garcia-Cruz - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 10:37 AM PST
Happy Birthday John. Thanks for all the great music, your friendship and influence. Cheers!

Juergen Krueger - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 10:34 AM PST
Dear Master, the best wishes and congratulation for your birthday! May you keep the Blues alive for a very long time!
Best greetings from Hamburg, Germany

A long-time fan - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 10:13 AM PST
Happy birthday to the world's no.1 bandleader.

John Gambling - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 9:36 AM PST
Hello John,
A very Happy Birthday.
Always great to see you at The Sage in Gateshead

Michael Dawson - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 8:58 AM PST
Happy birthday John! It was an honor to meet you at your Napa gig this year. Your music is truly inspirational!

Willem Stuve - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 8:54 AM PST
Mr. Mayall, from Holland I wish you a Good Birthday & thx for keeping the Blues alive!

Iga - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 7:59 AM PST
John, may your next 81 years be as successful as the past ones, may your energy be endless and your passion to blues exist forever!
Happy birthday, Master!

Magdalena - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 7:41 AM PST
Dear John,
your fantastic music makes my happy for last fourty jears,and you`ve got a special place in my heard.
So I wish you a Happy Birthday,and long life.

Jean-Christophe Surreau Poitiers France - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 7:24 AM PST
Happy Birthday John and thanks so for your music with blues breakers through the years since 1966.
Wonderfull music and great musician!!

Laurie Mattson - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 6:49 AM PST
Happy Birthday and thank-you! You are brilliant and have given me wonderful moment of pure bliss!

leif gjelstrup - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 6:18 AM PST
Hello John........Happy Birthday..and thanks for your new album.....great great music.Have a nice day..........

Andy Twigg - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 6:06 AM PST
Big Happy Birthday to Mr Mayall - Fantastic shows at Birmingham and Dartford - Thank's for the Photo and also for signing the fantastic new Cd - Best Wishes Andy

jaap van der zouw nederlands - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 4:23 AM PST


Tony Westhead - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 4:22 AM PST
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. You got your birthday mentioned in the London Times. I Hope you feel recovered from your recent tour. We enjoyed seeing you in High Wycombe.

Kamil Nemec - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 1:26 AM PST
Happy Birthday John and many returns of this day. Your last CD is wonderful. Thank you for it. Blues all day, boogie all night. Kamil

Pierre-Yves David - Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 1:07 AM PST
Happy Birthday, Sir John... Long live the Blues! :-)

Morlot Jean Pierre - Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 10:22 PM PST
Hello Happy Birthday John Mayall !

Kathy Stewart - Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 7:46 PM PST

Nils Petter Ramsøy - Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 5:23 PM PST
Happy birthday Sat. 29 Mr. John Mayall

carlino morganti - Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 12:15 PM PST
long life john !
long life rockin' blues !

Marie-Do - Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 9:29 AM PST
Hi John,
Tomorrow is a special day for you,so I Wish you a very nice birthday.....
Keep on playing the blues all over the world , that's what your fans want !! Wait for your next concert in North of France (or near)....
Best wishes,

A long-time fan - Thu, Nov 27th, 2014 3:27 AM PST
Great night at Ronnie Scott's - thanks to all the band members. I hope you'll be back next year.

Linda Johnson-Laird - Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 4:39 PM PST
What a magical gig at Ronnie Scott's earlier tonight! John and his band at the very top of their game. Hurrah! And happy birthday to John-long may he perform and record!

Norbert Gawel - Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 11:44 AM PST
Happy birthday Mr. Mayall and thanks for all this years of wonderfull music.
Best regards.

Dear Jonathan (24th November) - Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 11:40 AM PST
Thank you for your (nerdy) question! We've actually had a lot of people asking about that guitar. You're correct, it's a Gibson ES-125, a 3/4 scale guitar. We'll need to check with John on the pickup and get back to you. -

Cyril Cave - Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 11:27 AM PST
Great concert at De Monfort Hall, Leicester, last Friday Night. I first saw you there in 1969 with the "Turning Point" band. I don't think your voice has changed in all that time. Your keyboard, guitar and harmonica skills are as good as ever.
I still think your best album is the solo one,The Blues Alone. I'm nit picking I know. God bless you.

Katherine - Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 12:52 AM PST
Saw the gig at Dartford on Sunday 23/11-blown away-absolutely fantastic! King King fantastic too! what a night!!

John - Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 3:25 PM PST
Fantastic show in Leicester last Friday. Great band, great music, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Deborah Somerville - Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 9:49 AM PST
Totally overawed to see you LIVE at the Swan High Wycombe. I bought vinyl 'Empty Rooms' when divorcing in the 80s and it was a great comfort in a comfortless time. Now at last I've seen you. Long may you reign!

Barry Hayward - Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 5:50 AM PST
Saw the gig at Dartford on Sunday 23/11/14.Mayall was brilliant as were his american musicians,I was also well impressed with the support band king king, a great show and long live king John!

Jonathan Woolrich - Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 5:38 AM PST
ES125T? That should have been waist, not waste.

Jonathan Woolrich - Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 3:11 AM PST
Enjoyed the gig last night. I'm going to ask the nurdy question. What was the guitar John played? It was a semi, somewhat Gibson style but with a smaller waste and top bout like a Zamaitis. Could not see if the pickup was a humbucker or soapbar. Sounded more like the latter.

Rod Clark - Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 1:14 AM PST
My wife and I were fortunate to be at Dartford last night to see the concert and what a concert. A fantastic performance from a very tight band at their best. Thank you for a great evening. The support band King King was also brilliant with Alan Memo´s guitar playing and personality shining through.

Stuart Broderick - Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 12:05 AM PST
Was blown away watching John last night at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford Long may he rock

gary - Sun, Nov 23rd, 2014 12:26 PM PST
John, time to come backmto Cleveland, oh.

Tony Westhead - Sun, Nov 23rd, 2014 11:29 AM PST
Great performance in High Wycombe!! Also delighted to meet you again with sister Caroline and Howard. Your stamina for work is phenomenal , but you will surely deserve a rest at the end of this tour. Wishing you a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

John Holmes - Sun, Nov 23rd, 2014 8:31 AM PST
Terrific night last Thursday, at the Portsmouth Guildhall. You lit up what is a pretty austere venue, with your great music! Met up with my brother for the gig, just like the old days when we saw you so many times at The Marquee, Klooks Kleek, and the other great 60s venues. Never mind James Brown, you must be the hardest working man in show business!

Susan Harris - Sun, Nov 23rd, 2014 3:57 AM PST
Hi John - went to see you at Birmingham and Portsmouth. The music was just fabulous - blues, but creative and fresh. The band are amazing. Look forward to more concerts?

Ian Mitchell - Sun, Nov 23rd, 2014 12:57 AM PST
John & band, Another great night of blues last night at High Wycombe (Nice to see Greg pronounce it so well :-) ) Thank you for the music & birthday greetings to John for next week. Hope to see y'all over here again soon.

Dave E. - Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 4:22 AM PST
De Montfort hall Leics. A wonderful evening of Blues from support band King King to the Legend himself. Huge thanks to John and Band. Great night.

Terry V - Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 2:56 AM PST
Fantastic gig in Leicester last night John, thanks to you and your great band for another great show, we loved it! And great to meet you at the end, my girlfriend was thrilled to have her photo taken with you!

One question....why are the t-shirts on this site in Us$, can't we get them here in the uk?

terry Day - Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 2:30 PM PST
An ex girlfriend and I saw John Mayall last night in Portsmouth, a real life time ambition. His band, at least half his age were worthy to support the legend. John was absolutely charming, a real gentleman. They all made it so effortless, playing so well. Supported by KIng King, we both felt it was such a personal and relaxed performance, such quality is very rarely seen. Eat your heart out, X Factor!
We absolutely loved it. Go and enjoy a truly great musician.Ok, we are all older, but we recognise genuine people and quality musicians. Go,see,enjoy wonderful music.

Vicki Grierson - Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 1:55 PM PST
Happy memories of being 15/16 years old and seeing you at the long defunct Club A'Gogo in Newcastle upon Tyne round about 1964/65. Truly inspiring music from a master. Thank you!

Lucy Ehasz - Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 6:31 AM PST
John, We hope you get better soon! You're an awesome musician & we've enjoyed 4 concerts you've performed at in Eugene, OR! We hope you get well & come back to us for more!!

Michael Tepel - Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 2:25 AM PST
thanks to the man who brought the blues to me. Love you now for 45 years.

Christine J. - Thu, Nov 20th, 2014 4:41 AM PST
We saw you last night at The Hawth Crawley, thanks for an amazing show, don't know how you do it, have been fans for nearly 50 years. Thanks for signing my LP cover John Mayall plays John Mayall it's 49 years old.Hope to see you again, take good care of yourself.

Jack - Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 4:58 PM PST
Hi John, great concert in Crawley tonight, I loved seeing you at the marquee, with various line ups, always great musicians , my favourite album, blues from laurel canyon

Nil Rubió - Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 4:01 PM PST
I've seen you John and the band twice this year, first in Girona and last night in Barcelona, on both shows sounding truly great. The first one was surprising (silly me) to find how you keep the sound as good as it is, and yesterday was truly reassuring. I feel gratitude towards all of you, and glad to have finally seen you live! I'm 27 years old and many years ago I enjoyed discovering you through the LPs of my dad and uncle, collection I'll sure treasure and pass to the next generation as they've done with me.

I'll be there any time you come back to play! Take care!

Jordi Ayats - Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 1:17 PM PST
Hi John,I saw you last night in Barcelona (L'auditori). Great concert, great band and great music, the sound was really good. You don't like an 81 year old. Keep rocking. I hope to see you again in Barcelona. Thanks for another great night.

jaap nederlands - Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 5:21 AM PST
wish the band well
17 Nov
Glasgow, UK Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
18 Nov
Barcelona, ES L'Auditori
19 Nov
Crawley, UK The Hawth Theatre

no days off for road dogs ...

Martin Moore - Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 1:26 AM PST
Really great show last night in Barcelona, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I brought my 16 yr old son(he's learning the guitar) and he was really impressed (I think he was expecting the group to be on zimmer frames)! Thanks for a great night, and keep it up!

katrina wood - Tue, Nov 18th, 2014 4:03 PM PST
I appreciate your comments, i feel the same. I think the site is very good and its the last thing I want to do..cause trouble..I am a longtime fan of John and just want to share my interests.

Apologies all round!

Dear Katrina (Nov 18th) - Tue, Nov 18th, 2014 3:14 PM PST
Thank you for your posts and your interest in John Mayall and meeting other fans. We're sorry to say that we can't allow people to post email or web addresses on this page because of possible complications that could arise. We hope you are able to connect with other fans in a different way -

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